El Rally Dakar 2022 was overwhelmed before starting the last edition after learning that Philippe BoutronFrench driver of the team Sodicarswas torn between life and death after an explosion occurred in the vehicle that was transporting him and several other members of the team.
And second incident, the fire in the Camelia Liparoti truck-house (well known among the Dakar family for its striking pink color) on the night of December 31, just a few days after the first explosion, had been left in the background. Only the members of the team (including the Spanish Xavi White) suspected that the origin of that fire did not seem to be due to a mechanical failure.
Nevertheless, according to RMC Sport in France citing research sources, the hypotheses suggest that that fire “did not have an accidental origin”.
It’s about the first information coming directly from the investigationwhich began in Arabia, a few days after the incident, and which now appears to be ending, based on the field sampleswhich occurred by the action of an “explosive device”according to data published in France.
The truck is already in France
As MARCA has learned, months later -specifically approximately 30 days ago- the wreckage of Camelia Liparoti’s truck (the vehicle and the material that was lost in the incident is valued at 150,000 euros) arrived in France. The French police then contacted the Italian to take a statement looking for possible coincidences with the first attack.
The truck arrived at the port of Marseille without fuel tanka key element in the investigation. Walter Fortressdriver of Liparoti’s truck, found the depot on the day of the event about fifty meters behind where the vehicle stopped with a clearly visible hole inside. That is what led him to suspect from the beginning that the fire could have been caused by sabotage, and not to a mechanical failure. Hypothesis that now, with the investigations of French researchers, seems more plausible than then…